This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
We are living in a context fraught with tensions, conflicts and injustices of every kind. Griffiths and Ryan offer us hope not by providing easy answers, on the contrary by presenting us with an opportunity to reflect, to look into our inner self, our own value system, our own biases, our own prejudices and encouraging us to engage in responsive leadership - a leadership that is spurred by strong ethical behaviour. Each case provides the reader with an opportunity for growth. It is indeed a timely work, to be recommended.
Christopher Bezzina, University of Malta and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Case Studies for Inclusive Educators & Leaders is a thought-provoking collection that collectively illustrates the diversity of what inclusive education means in various contexts. Each case goes beyond telling a story—indeed, authors question and critique seldom-interrogated concepts such as leadership, education and context as they seek to understand and explain what inclusion looks like in 21st century schools. Chapters offer a sophisticated mix of theoretical exploration and practical applications. Recommended for educational leaders, faculty in leadership preparation programs and professional development providers.
Professor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, RMIT University School of Education